LCVP - Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

 

Documents providing guidance and information for Leaving Certificate 2020 / 2021 were recently published by the Department of Education and Skills. These documents outline very important information in relation to mediating curriculum and changes to assessment for 2020/2021. The documents offer key information relating to assessment arrangements, planning for work experience, final examinations and much more.  Full details can be found at www.gov.ie

Returning to school:

Guidance on learning and school programmes for post primary school leaders and teachers available on https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/7acad-reopening-our-post-primary-schools/
Assessment Arrangements:  Assessment Arrangements for Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate 2021 available on  https://www.education.ie/en/Schools-Colleges/Information/Curriculum-and-Syllabus/assessment-arrangements-junior-cycle-and-leaving-certificate-examinations-2021.pdf

 

WELCOME

 

LCVP is a Senior Cycle Programme of the Department of Education and Skills, designed to give a strong vocational dimension to the Leaving Certificate (established). The programme combines the virtues of academic study with a new and dynamic focus on self-directed learning, enterprise, work and the community. Young people taking the LCVP have a unique opportunity to develop their interpersonal, vocational and technological skills. These skills are equally relevant to the needs of of those preparing for further education, seeking employment or planning to commence their own businesssometime in the future.

 

  

Register for Updates - LCVP Teachers

 

Register your details with the PDST LCVP so that we can keep you up to date with all the latest news and information please complete this form


Leaving Certificate Results

https://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2020-press-releases/PR20-09-07.html

 

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme

The Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) is an optional, two year, academic and experience-based programme, available in 2 out of 3 post-primary schools. Candidates following the LCVP take a specified range of Leaving Certificate (Established) subjects as well as a formal and practical programme called the Links Modules. The Links Modules consists of compulsory work experience and enterprise activity together with personal vocational exploration and substantial use of information technology. 

The numbers taking the subject over the past five years and the grades awarded are shown in the following table:

 

Year

Distinction

Merit

Pass

Unsuccessful  

TOTAL

2016

1,870

7,454

4,291

1,022

14,637

2017

1,542

7,793

3,942

748

14,025

2018

1,561

6,929

3,935

943

13,368

2019

1,109

6,887

4,043

1,085

13,124

2020

2,885

6,790

3,196

599

13,470

 

 


Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

 

Career portals is  www.careersportal.ie  available throughout this period to support Senior Cycle Career Guidance research and TY, LCA and LCVP course work.  Every student can set up their own FREE Career File tag courses and careers they are interested in and use a number of self-assessment tools which will lead to every student being able to print an individual 8 page Career Report.  Below find just some of the tools on the site which will be invaluable now in their ongoing career management and research.

 

 

 

Link Modules - Case Study Workshops

 

Please find link to LCVP Case Study 2020 Digital Resource Pack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LCVP Resources

 

LCVP Resources

 

 

Subject Analysis Spreadsheet

 

Click here to download a copy of the 2019 subject analysis spreadsheet for Link Modules

 

 

LCVP New School - Application Form

 

If you are considering introducing the LCVP in your school, please complete the application form.

 

 

Coordinators/Teachers Planning Template

 

 

Click here to download a copy of this document

This is a draft planning template to help you keep your resources together and you can edit, delete and add to.

 

Frequently Asked Questions
 
 
Click here to download a copy of this document

 

Past Case Studies

 

 

Click here to download a copy of this booklet


Careers Skills Competition

 

Click here to find information about the careersportal.ie career skills competition

 

New - LCVP Games

Please click on the links below to access a number of games based on the LCVP

 

CV and Action Plan

 

Career Investigation and Summary Report

 

Work Experience and Recorded Interview

 

Enterprise Report and My Own Place

 

How to create your own games


NEW CAO Points Scale

 

LCVP New Grades

   
Distinction H4  
Merit H6 O2
Pass   O4

 

NEW CAO Points ScaleINUO

 

Overview of the LCVP

 

Click here to download a copy of this presentation

For additional information about LCVP, click here

 

Refresher Workshop Presentation

 

Click here to download a copy of this presentation
 
Teaching the LCVP
Click here to download a copy of this presentation

 

 

 


 

 

FOR SCHOOL BASED SUPPORT

 

To avail of school based support for  LCVPFollow this link to our online school based support application form. 

 
FOR ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

 

CareersPortal:  Please click here. A website to assist LCVP students with their career investigation and work placement preparation.

 

Work Experience: Please click here. Looking for work placements, apply online to the above website provided by CareersPortal.

 

Enterprise Manual: Please click here. Enterprise resource.

 

PDST CONTACT DETAILS

 

Administrator: Esther Herlihy,  Tel:  +353 46 9078382 , Fax: +353 46 9078385

Email: business@pdst.ie